An early 6-4 Macalester lead was quickly erased by ten straight
points from the Pipers. The run included a dunk by Ray Brown (Sr., Saint
Paul, Minn.) and ended with a Carl Hipp (Jr., Little Canada, Minn.)
lay-up for the 14-6 lead at 11:30.
The Pipers remained on cruise control until halftime, leading by 17,
45-28, at the break. Brown had three dunks en route to 11 points in the
opening 20 minutes.
Hamline picked up where they left off in the second half, gaining a
20-point lead, 52-32, at 16:10 on a jumper from Noah Aguirre (Fy.,
Fillmore, Calif.). Their largest lead was 28 and they won by 27, 84-57.
The Pipers shot 61.5 percent in the game and made 12-of-16 from
outside the arc (70.6 percent). Brandon Rieg (So., Riverside, Calif.)
had a game-high 17 points to lead the Pipers as he went 5-for-5 in
Brown and Dan Andersen (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.) had 14 apiece with
Andersen going 4-for-4 and Brown going 2-for-2 in shooting
three-pointers. Hipp had a game-high eight rebounds and three blocks.
After the conference win, the Pipers are now 11-6, 7-5 MIAC and the
Scots are 2-15, 0-12 MIAC. The Pipers return home to Hutton Arena after a
two-week absence to take on St. Olaf on Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30